Piotr Arendzikowski

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Lo­ca­tion: Poland

Web: www.arendzikowski.com

Email: mike­paren@gmail.com

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Piotr is an in­de­pen­dent illustrator and con­cept artist living in War­saw. He de­signs char­ac­ters and il­lus­trates for books, films and games, as well as cre­at­ing his own non-com­mer­cial projects. He of­ten uses themes re­lated to his­tory, fan­tasy and science fic­tion.

Winged Hus­sars are a re­oc­cur­ring sub­ject in his works. “They sym­bol­ise de­vo­tion and courage,” he says.

Piotr takes in­spi­ra­tion from the Old Masters: Rem­brandt, Jacek Mal­czewski and Józef Brandt. And he’s col­lab­o­rated with the likes of Platige Im­age, HEX En­ter­tain­ment, Pol­ish Dig­i­tal Art, Sony On­line En­ter­tain­ment, Paizo and CI Games.

1 GO­ING TO WAR “Horse­men are ready for war, but first let’s eat some ap­ples! The idea was to paint a scene with ex­pe­ri­enced war­riors in a peace­ful vil­lage. I wanted to show the con­trast be­tween the sub­ject and sur­round­ings, as well as a lit­tle bit of sto­ry­telling.”

2 CHARGE OF THE POL­ISH WINGED

Hus­sars “This was the first piece of the set that pushed me to make the whole se­ries. In­spired by the most lethal and unique cav­alry unit in the 17th cen­tury. I wanted to achieve a feel­ing of move­ment with some sketchy ef­fects in the back­ground. I started this piece with just one Hus­sar, but it quickly evolved into a mas­sive charge.”

3 FORGOTTEN KING “Here’s what can hap­pen when kids are too cu­ri­ous about what’s shin­ing out there in the woods. This is based on a dream. Af­ter wak­ing in the mid­dle of night I started mak­ing some scrib­bles and notes. It quickly evolved into a sketch and, a cou­ple of weeks later, a fi­nal piece.”

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